Here's how to participate in our first annual 2021 Grouse Camp

We are please to announce the Great Lakes Chapter's first annual Grouse Camp is happening October 15th – 17th, 2021. 

Chapter member Chad Hop has graciously offered to organize the event. The plan is to have a long weekend with fellow GLC members chasing after grouse and woodcock with this great breed of dog that we are all invested in. 

What to expect each day

We will meet up in the morning and discuss plans for the day. If groups want to hunt together, that is great. If hunters and their dog(s) want to venture off to hunt by themselves, that is okay too.

Chad will help provide direction and insight to the area and offer assistance in any way he can. Each day groups go out and hunt in the morning and then around lunch time we all meet and enjoy lunch together. 

After lunch, for those that want to, they can head back out and hunt in the afternoon. There are multiple restaurants nearby in Big Rapids, we can all hopefully have dinner together. Otherwise we could do a field dinner with the day's harvest. 

October 15-17th, 2021

Mark Knee Memorial GEMS area (near Evart, MI)

A Small game license is required. Non-resident options – 3 day and 7 day licenses available, cost: $50-$80. Online license purchase. There are also multiple retailers/sport shops nearby that sell licenses as well. 


  • Hotels: Country Inn & Suites (Big Rapids, MI), Quality Inn & Suites (Big Rapids, MI), Osceola Grand Hotel (Evart, MI). Hotels are dog friendly and price ranges from $50 - $100 per night
  • Campgrounds: Rambadt Park (Reed City, MI) – modern camping, Hillside Campground (Evart, MI) – modern camping, Blodgett Landing Campground (Hersey, MI) – modern camping, Paris Park (Paris, MI) – modern camping, Sunrise Lake State Forest Campground (Le Roy, MI) – rustic camping. Prices range from $15 - $50 per night 

Make sure you email Chad Hop if you are attending


Photo by Scott Broiser